Mintie was set up in December 2017 with a desire to reduce the plastic we are using and throwing away each day but also with a need to feel more confident that the food that we eat is stored in a way that reduces our exposure to BPA’s and other associated toxins.
The main premise for Mintie Lunchboxes is that good design creates useful products that last. This is the best way to reverse the throwaway culture that has developed as a results of mass consumption. The old saying goes - "buy cheap buy twice", and they would like to move back to a time when purchases were considered and our possessions were cared for, fixed when broken and turned into other things when no longer functioning or needed.
"Recycling is better than disposing of but just keeping things for longer is best of all"
The materials they use are chosen primarily for their utility above all else. They must perform their function as best as possible and they must do it over and over. They must also be safe & non-toxic. At the end of their useful life, they should be easy to repurpose or recycle. All of our packaging is made of paper and is easy to recycle.